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Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug , Salekhard

Memorial to the 501st construction of GULAG

Memorial to the builders of "501st construction" was opened on the 30th of October, 2003 on the 50th anniversary of stopping the construction of the railway "Salekhard-Igarka", also known as "Dead Road" (1947-1953). The monument was erected by specialists of Investment and Сonstruction Сompany of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region. On the pedestal you can see steam locomotive of "OV" series, or "ovechka" (sheep) as it was affectionately called by the people. Nearby there is a memorial stone with the inscription: "... IRON WAY TO END OF THE EARTH WAS PAVED BY A MERCILESS FATE OF PEOPLE..." Construction №501 Chum - Labytnangi - Salekhard - Igarka 1947 - 1953. DOINGS AND DESTINIES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN ...
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Address: YNAO, Salekhard, Bypass road


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